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duende

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish duende, from Old Spanish duen de casa (house master).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

duende m (plural duendes)

  1. (Iberian folklore) a small humanoid creature who invades homes at night to carry out mischief and scare the residents
  2. (fiction) any small fictional humanoid, especially a mischievous or evil one

Usage notesEdit

This term is commonly used in fiction to translate the name of various creatures such as imps, gnomes and goblins


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish duen de casa (master of the house).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

duende m (plural duendes)

  1. imp (naughty spirit)
  2. charisma (the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm)
  3. charm, magic